On April 20 and 21, the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI), in partnership with the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program, hosted the Veteran Employer Transition Summit (VETS) at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. The event was the third in a series of large-scale events for private employers to connect with transitioning military Veterans and their spouses. VEI was selected by the Military District of Washington to run the event.
On April 20, VEI Director Steve Jordon organized a recruiter panel featuring NVTC members ICF, CACI and IntelliDyne to discuss the civilian hiring process and offer over 200 transitioning Veteran attendees insider knowledge into finding work opportunities, connecting with recruiters and marketing their unique skill sets. The VEI partnered with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and V3 to host an informal networking event to create an opportunity for job seeking Veterans to connect with hiring companies and tell their story in a more relaxed setting.
The Summit concluded on April 21 with a recruiting event in which 16 NVTC member and V3-certified company recruiters connected with over 100 service members in a face-to-face career “speed-dating” setting to match their talents to open job positions. Long time VEI supporter ICF sponsored the event.
For more information on the VEI and to participate in future events, email VEI Director Steve Jordon and visit nvtc.org/Veterans.